In these time of confinement, it is hard to see Art on display just because museums and galleries are simply shut.
But Art is not just confined (see what I did here) to indoors or closed spaces. There are a ton of Public Art all around you so go and see art outdoors – we tell you where in the UK you can take the whole family.
These six venues below celebrate art in the open air, placing the work of renowned artists in dramatic garden and parkland settings.
Featuring sculpture by legendary artists including Elisabeth Frink, Antony Gormley and many more, these six gardens and sculpture parks present work that’s intended to be at one with nature, perfect for a wander in the fresh air.
Highlights – Barbara Hepworth’s signature bronze sculptures
About – Most of Barbara Hepworth’s signature bronze sculptures remain in the same spot she placed them in years ago, when this garden and studio was her home and place of work. The garden retains the original design that Hepworth intended, and her sculptures are as spectacular and celebratory of the form as they were during her lifetime.
Where – St Ives, Cornwall, England
Highlights – 100 acres of meadow and woodland
About – Jupiter Artland is home to 30 permanent site-specific sculptures by artists including Phyllida Barlow, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and Cornelia Parker.
Where – Midlothian, near Edinburgh, Scotland
Highlights – 4 major works by Damien Hirst including The Virgin Mother (2005-6)
About – There are always around 80 sculptures and installations on show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with new commissions and artist gifts appearing year-round.
Where – West Yorkshire, England
Highlights – Architectural landmark by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger
About – Seen by many as the birthplace of modern democracy, this picturesque open landscape beside the Thames was witness to King John’s historic sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215.
Where – Windsor, England
Highlights – Burghley House’s renowned sculpture exhibitions from April to October
About – Mixture of specially-commissioned and loaned works which often take their inspiration from the house and gardens. Explore fantastic sculpture alongside pretty wildflowers, a charming icehouse and expansive lake, all in Burghley’s vast grounds.
Where – Surrey, England
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